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Saturday, March 9, 2019

As Directed (A Maggie O'Malley Mystery) by Kathleen Valenti

As Directed
(A Maggie O'Malley Mystery)
by Kathleen Valenti

About the Book


As Directed (A Maggie O'Malley Mystery)
Mystery
3rd in Series
Henery Press (March 12, 2019)
Hardcover: 286 pages
ISBN-10: 1635114705
ISBN-13: 978-1635114706
Digital ASIN: B07LB6N22B

In the shadow of a past fraught with danger and tainted by loss, former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is rebuilding her life, trading test tubes for pill bottles as she embarks on a new career at the corner drugstore.
But as she spreads her wings, things begin to go terribly wrong. A customer falls ill in the store. Followed by another. And then more.
The specter of poisoning arises, conjuring old grudges, past sins, buried secrets and new suspicions from which no one is immune.
As Maggie and her best friend Constantine begin to investigate, they discover that some of the deadliest doses come from the most unexpected places.

About the Author


Kathleen Valenti is the author of the Maggie O’Malley Mystery Series, which includes her Agatha- and Lefty-nominated debut novel, Protocol. When Kathleen isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. She lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running. Learn more at www.kathleenvalenti.com.

Author Links

https://www.kathleenvalenti.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kathleenvalentiauthor/

https://twitter.com/KathyValenti1

https://www.instagram.com/kathleen_valenti/

https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomkathleenvalenti

https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kathleen-valenti

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 1 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST

March 1 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 2 – Mythical Books – SPOTLIGHT

March 3 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 4 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

March 5 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 6 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – GUEST POST

March 7 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

March 8 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

March 9 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT

March 10 – The Book Diva's Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 10 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW

March 11 – The Book's the Thing - REVIEW

March 11 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 12 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves - REVIEW

March 12 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

March 12 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 13 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 14 – Maureen's Musings – REVIEW

March 15 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 15 – The Montana Bookaholic – SPOTLIGHT

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Grand Slam Murders (A Bridge to Death Mystery) by R.J. Lee


Grand Slam Murders
(A Bridge to Death Mystery)
by R.J. Lee


About the Book


Grand Slam Murders (A Bridge to Death Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (January 29, 2019)
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 149671914X
ISBN-13: 978-1496719140
Digital ASIN: B07CWF82MH

After four bridge players are poisoned, newspaper reporter Wendy Winchester sets out to catch a killer who's not playing with a full deck . . .
When the four wealthy widows who make up the venerable Rosalie Bridge Club never get up from their card table, this quiet Mississippi town has its first quadruple homicide. Who put cyanide in their sugar bowl? An aspiring member and kibitzer with the exclusive club, Wendy takes a personal interest in finding justice for the ladies.
She also has a professional motivation. A frustrated society columnist for the Rosalie Citizen, she's ready to deal herself a better hand as an investigative reporter. This could be her big break. Plus, she has a card or two up her sleeve: her sometimes boyfriend is a detective and her dad is the local chief of police.
Partnering up with the men in her life, Wendy starts shuffling through suspects and turning over secrets long held close to the chest by the ladies. But when a wild card tries to take her out of the game, Wendy decides it's time to up the ante before she's the next one to go down . . .

About the Author


R. J. Lee follows in the mystery-writing footsteps of his father, R. Keene Lee, who wrote fighter pilot and detective stories for Fiction House, publishers of WINGS Magazine and other 'pulp fiction' periodicals in the late '40's and '50's. Lee was born and grew up in the Mississippi River port of Natchez but also spent thirty years living in the Crescent City of New Orleans. A graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee) where he studied creative writing under Sewanee Review editor, Andrew Lytle, Lee now resides in Oxford, Mississippi.
Author Link - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bridgetodeathmysteries/

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

February 4 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

February 4 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

February 5 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 5 – Here's How It Happened – GUEST POST

February 5 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 6 – Christa Reads & Writes – REVIEW

February 6 – Readeropolis – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 7 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 7 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

February 8 – Jody’s Book Reviews, Book Tours & Giveaways – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 8 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT

February 9 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

February 10 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

February 11 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 11 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

February 12 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 12 – Laura`s Interests – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 13 – Valerie's Musings – GUEST POST

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Murder, She Meowed (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery) by Liz Mugavero


Murder, She Meowed
(A Pawsitively Organic Mystery)
by Liz Mugavero

About the Book


Murder, She Meowed (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Kensington (January 29, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496717589
ISBN-13: 978-1496717580
Digital ASIN: B07CWDC8G9

Kristan “Stan” Connor loves concocting tasty organic treats for dogs and cats—and she also loves her fiancé, pub owner Jake McGee. But she’s not so enthusiastic about finding a dead body at her own bachelorette party . . .
Stan and Jake’s wedding will soon take place on the town green in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, followed by a reception at their beloved Irish pub filled with friends, family, and their four favorite canine companions. Stan just has to endure the traditional girls’ night out first. Male strippers jumping out of gigantic cakes aren’t her preferred entertainment. But the hired hottie never gets around to taking it all off . . . because someone takes him out first with one of Stan’s kitchen knives. A heartbroken Stan recognizes the victim as one of the delivery men from the local farm—who must have been moonlighting for some extra cash. Now the guest list has turned into a suspect list—and Stan’s making a vow to find the killer . . .
Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!

About the Author



Liz Mugavero has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. Before that, she would tell them to anyone who would listen (not many at the time). After deciding early on she would write books for a living, she practiced by writing bad, angst-filled poems, short stories and even a storyline for a soap opera–all by age 15. She never wavered from her goals despite all the usual questions including, “So are you going to be an English teacher with that degree in English?” or, “That writing thing sounds nice, but how are you REALLY going to make a living?”

She went on to get a master’s in writing and publishing and spent time in journalism, PR, and presently, corporate communications. And she’s confident this writing thing IS the way to make a living.

Aside from writing, she loves animals (has a houseful), the beach, reading other writers’ masterpieces and Starbucks coffee.

Author Links

Webpage – http://www.lizmugavero.com;

Twitter – https://twitter.com/lizmugavero;
GoodReads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6475412.Liz_Mugavero;
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liz-Mugavero/329291780446231;

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

February 4 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

February 4 – Socrates Book Reviews - SPOTLIGHT

February 4 – Reading Authors – REVIEW

February 5 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

February 5 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

February 5 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – REVIEW

February 6 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT

February 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

February 6 – Valerie's Musings – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 7 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 7 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

February 7 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 8 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 8 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT

February 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

February 9 – Sapphyria's Books – SPOTLIGHT

February 9 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW, RECIPE

February 9 – I'm All About Books – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 10 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 10 – Laura`s Interests – REVIEW

February 10 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

February 11 – Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW, RECIPE

February 11 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 11 – Here's How It Happened – GUEST POST



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Saturday, December 15, 2018

To Fetch A Thief by Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, Jayne Ormerod, and Rosemary Shomaker

To Fetch A Thief
by Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, Jayne Ormerod, and Rosemary Shomaker

About the Book


To Fetch A Thief
Cozy Mystery Anthology
Light, humorous, dog-themed mysteries.
Bay Breeze Publishing, LLC (November 8, 2018)
Paperback: 278 pages
ISBN-10: 1732790701
ISBN-13: 978-1732790704
Digital ASIN: B07K97ZYY6

To Fetch a Thief, the first Mutt Mysteries collection, features four novellas that have gone to the dogs. In this howlingly good read, canine companions help their owners solve crimes and right wrongs. These sleuths may be furry and low to the ground, but their keen senses are on high alert when it comes to sniffing out clues and digging up the truth. Make no bones about it, these pup heroes will steal your heart as they conquer ruff villains.

About the Authors


Teresa Inge grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Today, she doesn’t carry a rod like her idol, but she hotrods. She is president of Sister’s in Crime Mystery by the Sea Chapter and author of short mysteries in Virginia is for Mysteries and 50 Shades of Cabernet.

Website: www.teresainge.com
Connect with Teresa on Facebook, and Twitter

Heather Weidner, a member of SinC – Central Virginia and Guppies, is the author of the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries, Secret Lives and Private Eyes and The Tulip Shirt Murders. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series and 50 Shades of Cabernet. Heather lives in Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers, Disney and Riley. She’s been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. Some of her life experience comes from being a technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, IT manager, and cop’s kid. She blogs at Pens, Paws, and Claws.
Website and Blog: http://www.heatherweidner.com

Pens, Paws, and Claws Website and Blog: http://penspawsandclaws.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherWeidner1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherWeidnerAuthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heather_mystery_writer/

Jayne Ormerod grew up in a small Ohio town then went on to a small-town Ohio college. Upon earning her degree in accountancy, she became a CIA (that’s not a sexy spy thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor.) She married a naval officer and off they sailed to see the world. After nineteen moves, they, along with their two rescue dogs Tiller and Scout, have settled into a cozy cottage by the sea. Jayne is the author of the Blonds at the Beach Mysteries, The Blond Leading the Blond, and Blond Luck. She has contributed seven short mysteries to various anthologies to include joining with the other To Fetch a Thief authors in Virginia is for Mysteries, Volumes I and II, and 50 Shades of Cabernet.
Website: www.JayneOrmerod.com

Blog: www.JayneOrmerod.blogspot.com

Rosemary Shomaker writes about the unexpected in everyday life. She’s the woman you don’t notice in the grocery store or at church but whom you do notice at estate sales and wandering vacant lots. In all these places she’s collecting story ideas. Rosemary writes women’s fiction, paranormal, and mystery short stories, and she’s taking her first steps toward longer fiction, so stay tuned. She’s an urban planner by education, a government policy analyst by trade, and a fiction writer at heart. Rosemary credits Sisters in Crime with developing her craft and applauds the organization’s mission of promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.
GoodReads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8121853.Rosemary_Shomaker

More Links:

Website: http://muttmysteries.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuttMysteries

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuttMysteries1

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

December 10 – Reading Is My SuperPower – GUEST POST

December 10 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 10 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 11 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 11 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 12 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW

December 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 13 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

December 13 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

December 14 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW

December 15 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 15 – Varietats – REVIEW

December 16 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT

December 16 – Lori's Reading Corner – GUEST POST

December 17 – Here's How It Happened - REVIEW

December 17 – The Book's the Thing – GUEST POST

December 18 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW

December 18 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

December 19 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

December 20 – Celticlady's Reviews - SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE - DOG TREAT

December 20 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – GUEST POST

December 20 – Maureen's Musings – REVIEW

December 20 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

December 21 - Socrates' Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 21 - Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

December 21 - MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery) by Debbie De Louise



Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery)
by Debbie De Louise

About the Book

Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Solstice Publishing (October 17, 2018)
Paperback: 241 pages
ISBN-10: 1625268505
ISBN-13: 978-1625268501
Digital ASIN: B07JHV9FJC

It’s February in the small town of Cobble Cove. Love is in the air . . . but so is murder!
When Alicia helps plan a Valentine’s Day Party at the Cobble Cove library that also includes a surprise for her newlywed friend, Gilly, things go wrong when a mysterious box of chocolates addressed to the director turns out laced with poison.
Clues Lead to A Dead Suspect
Although Alicia promised John she’ll no longer meddle in crime investigations, she and Gilly set out to find the person threatening Sheila who murdered the courier of the deadly candy. The three people they suspect include the professor from California who’s been romancing Sheila while she assists him with research for his book; the obnoxious patron Rhonda Kleisman who threw coffee at the director after refusing to pay for a damaged book; and a visiting widow staying at Gilly’s inn who’s unnaturally curious about Sheila and earns the nickname of Madame Defarge for her interest in knitting.
New Cat in Town
While Alicia and Gilly are trying to solve this new Cobble Cove mystery, Sneaky is introduced to Gilly’s new kitten, Kittykai, a calico she brought home from her honeymoon in Hawaii. It’s not like at first sight, but the two cats eventually become friends. They also both play a part in foiling the killer’s murder attempts, but will Alicia and Sheila survive unscathed?

About the Author

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her novels include the three books of the Cobble Cove mystery series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. Debbie has also written a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a standalone mystery thriller, Reason to Die, and a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow. She lives on Long Island with her husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and cat Stripey.

Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

Sneaky the Library Cat's blog: https://sneakylibrarycat.wordpress.com

Debbie's Character's Chat Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/748912598599469/
Purchase Links: eBook & Kindle Unlimited: mybook.to/cc4
Paperback: mybook.to/cc4pap
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The characters from Debbie De Louise's Cobble Cove cozy mysteries gather in the Cobble Cove library to celebrate the holidays. Each character receives a gift from the author, and Alicia, the main character, reads some excerpts from the first book, A Stone's Throw, and the new release, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
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Interview with Debbie De Louise


Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I think it’s a balance. I don’t create any detailed plots for my books, so I let the characters and the story guide me as I write. Sometimes a character will lead me in a different direction than I planned, but I welcome this because it often adds a twist to the story.



Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

Love on the Rocks really has something for everyone. There are a few romances in the book (nothing explicit because I write cozy mysteries). There’s a touch of humor and also some drama. The subplots open the door to the next book in the series. I introduce several characters including a kitten, a teenager and her family, and a mysterious professor from California. Some backstory is shown from the previous books, but also some information never before included, and it can certainly be read as a standalone. The mystery is puzzling, and there are red herrings with three major suspects. Sneaky, the library cat, helps thwart the killer along with the new kitten, KittyKai. It’s a fun yet suspenseful read.



Have you written any other books that are not published?

I have two unpublished manuscripts – one for a first book of a new cozy series and one for a thriller. I’m currently querying them to agents in the hope of publishing them with a larger publisher. I’m also completing a gothic type mystery.



Pen or type writer or computer?

Computer. I used to handwrite all my books, but I taught myself to write and edit on the computer. It saves a lot of time, and, since I’m a fast typist, I can think as I type.



Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I appreciate all their support. I love feedback from them. I especially would like to thank those who’ve written reviews. Being a writer is a tough job, and the rewards are slow in coming. However, hearing from fans and knowing that they’re reading your work is gratifying and motivating. I also welcome all readers to join my Facebook character chat group where a character from one of my books or stories hosts each month. The group is located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/748912598599469/.




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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

December 10 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW

December 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

December 11 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 12 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST

December 13 – T's Stuff – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 14 – My Reading Journeys – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 15 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 15 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

December 16 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

December 16 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 17 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

December 17 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 18 – Socrates' Book Reviews - SPOTLIGHT

December 19 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW



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Monday, December 10, 2018

Scream Muddy Murder (Big Lake Murder Mysteries) by Lesley A. Diehl


Scream Muddy Murder (Big Lake Murder Mysteries)
by Lesley A. Diehl


About the Book


Scream Muddy Murder (Big Lake Murder Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Creekside Publishing (September 27, 2018)
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 9780997234954
ISBN-13: 978-0997234954
Print Length: 272 pages
Digital ASIN: B07H2NZQ7C

EMILY RHODES DOES IT AGAIN! This time she nosedives into a mud puddle at a Seminole War battle reenactment and finds she’s sharing the muck with a dead body. As usual the hunky detective she loves to aggravate, Stanton Lewis, cautions her against getting involved in the case, and as usual she ignores him. Emily’s sleuthing pays off, revealing disturbing information about the victim’s past. Is it the reason behind his murder? With the help of her family and friends, Emily sets out to uncover secrets kept too long and puts herself and the people she loves in the killer’s path. Too late she realizes Detective Lewis was right. Her snoopiness proves to be a deadly idea.

About the Author


Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in Upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida—cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport. Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her literary muse. When not writing, she gardens, cooks and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work. She’s presently interviewing for a coyote to serve as her muse for her books and stories set in rural Florida.
She is the author of a number of mystery series and mysteries as well as short stories, most featuring her quirky sense of humor and a few characters drawn from her peculiar family.
Author Links

Twitter @lesleydiehl

Facebook lesley.diehl.1@facebook.com

Webpage www.lesleyadiehl.com

Blog www.lesleyadiehl.com/blog

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Recipe Post
By Lesley A. Diehl

Scream Muddy Murder is the third book in the Big Lake Mysteries and now on this blog tour. Sharing a recipe at this blog tour stop is perfect for a book that includes recipes in the back following the story. This is the first time I’ve included recipes, but I couldn’t resist because my protagonist’s next-door neighbor always arrived with a wonderful dish just when it’s needed such as after a long night being questioned at the local police station or when the protagonist has been chasing down a killer in the nearby swamps. There’s nothing like a Key Lime Pie to make everything all right.

The recipes at the back of the book are Vicki’s, and I hope you’ll try them. There’s a little bit of something for every palate from appetizers to desserts. Don’t expect to lose weight when eating these!

I thought it might be fun to have my protagonist, Emily Rhodes, share one of her recipes. When I suggested it to her, she was horrified.
“I don’t cook,” she said.
“Everyone cooks,” I insisted. “Just jot down something simple.”
So this couldn’t be any simpler. You may have heard of it before. Or made it at one time. Emily thought you might like it because it’s so easy to throw together and dirties few pans. So simple even a busy amateur sleuth can make it with one hand as she arms wrestles the killer to the ground with the other.

Impossible Pie

Toss all the following ingredients in a blender (Those are Emily’s words, not mine):

4 eggs
¼ c margarine
1 c sugar
½ t baking powder
½ c flour
¼ t salt
2 c milk
1 c coconut
1 t vanilla

Blend.
Pour into pie pan. Pie pan will be full, so place a baking sheet under it. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Pie will come out puffed and shaky in the middle. Makes crust in bottom and coconut rises to top to make topping. It’s best to chill in fridge before cutting.

For more information on Lesley Diehl’s books and stories go to www.lesleyadiehl.com



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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

December 7 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 8 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW

December 9 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

December 10 – T's Stuff - SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE POST

December 10 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

December 11 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf - CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 12 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 13 – FUONLYKNEW - REVIEW

December 14 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 15 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 16 – Laura’s Interests - REVIEW

December 17 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW

December 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 19 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

December 19 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

December 20 – Ruff Drafts - SPOTLIGHT

December 20 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Violet Tendencies (A Rose City Mystery) by Kate Dyer-Seeley

Violet Tendencies (A Rose City Mystery)
by Kate Dyer-Seeley


About the Book

Violet Tendencies (A Rose City Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Kensington (November 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496705157
ISBN-13: 978-1496705150
Digital ASIN: B07B73XJJG

Who could object to a flower festival?

Britta Johnston and her aunt Elin are delighted that their Portland floral boutique is part of the city’s Rose Festival, which draws thousands to the Pacific Northwest for dragon boat races, fireworks, and other attractions—capped off by a big parade. They’re building a float that’s sure to rock the judge’s boat . . . until a gang of angry protestors shows up. The group, who call themselves Dark Fusion, are decidedly not into flower power, and they want to take down the system . . . including the upcoming extravaganza.

Then their leader is strangled with a garland of violets—and Britta finds the body. With tensions running high and so much at stake, there are plenty of suspects, from the Grand Marshal to a longtime volunteer to a former Rose Queen. But before Britta and Elin can stem the violence, the case is going to get even more explosive . . .

About the Author



Kate Dyer-Seeley aka Ellie Alexander writes multiple mystery series, all with a Pacific Northwest touch. She lives in the PNW with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.

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Blomma’s Flower Tips:

Sensational Succulents—Succulents are a wonderful and hard-to-kill option for indoor displays and container gardens. Start with a shallow dish. Get creative. You can use everything from a traditional terra-cotta pot to a hollowed-out piece of wood, or a clear glass terrarium. Next fill three quarters of your container with potting soil. Then spread a thin layer of pea-sized gravel on the top. Blend the soil and gravel with your hands and add water. Mix thoroughly and begin arranging your plants. Position the largest plant on one side of the container. Cluster remaining plants based on size and shape. Finish by sprinkling more pea-gravel to cover any of the potting soil mix. Allow soil to dry out completely before watering again. Watering should be minimal. Elin and Britta use the guideline of watering succulents once a month in the fall and winter and once a week in the spring and summer.

Float Away—Britta got to try her hand at float decorating. Now you can take her techniques and use them to impress your guests at your next garden
party or add a fun temporary splash of color to your backyard or front porch. Here’s how. You don’t need any moving parts or something on the scale of
Blomma’s float. Simply upcycle an old piece of wood, pallet, door, or window frame. Sketch out a whimsical design with a pencil. It doesn’t have to be
perfect. In fact, free-form is best. Next, cut flowers from your garden or hit up your local farmers market for an assortment of stems. Use whatever you
have on hand—dried berries, twigs, leaves, and herbs. Challenge yourself to use only organic materials. With a paintbrush apply Elmer’s glue to sections
of your design. Then press flowers and organic material on by hand. Repeat the process until your design is filled in. Display on a deck, against a fence, or use as a backdrop for a party. Depending on outdoor temperatures and the type of flowers you use, your “float” should last a week or more.

Blomma’s Featured Wine and Flower Pairing—In honor of Rose Festival, Britta has hand-picked a lovely selection of Pacific Northwest rosés. Don’t be
fooled by their dreamy pink color. Nothing about these wines is cloyingly sweet. Oregon and Washington rosés are vibrant, dry wines with notes of nectarine, peach, strawberry, and herbs. These crisp, luscious wines make for a perfect alfresco glass. Britta recommends that you serve your rosé chilled and with a gorgeous vase of fresh-cut, single-stemmed, pale pink Aphrodite roses. The fragrant, delicate rose scent will enhance your wine-sipping experience.


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